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The Possession (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Possession (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A family going through a painful divorce is also subjected to the ravages of a dybbuk, a possessing spirit from Jewish folklore. Until this point probably all dramatic stories of dybbuks have been based on a single famous play by Shalom Ansky. This film uses the concept of a dybbuk, but seems to have it […]

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Finding Frankenweenie.

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Finding Frankenweenie.

You can’t keep a good Tim Burton down (unless you’re Helena Bonham Carter), and the rogue and roguish filmmaker is back with his latest animated movie, Frankenweenie. The film should have been titled, Frankenstein: the Junior Years, but what the hey. It might have sounded less like a brand of hot dogs, then. Although there […]

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Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

September 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

Yes, it’s the new trailer from the movie Lincoln. He’s a dead President, don’t you know. He also slays lots of vampires, demons and zombies. Just not in this film.

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Serving Up Richard (Mark’s take).

September 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Serving Up Richard (Mark’s take).

CAPSULE (a film review by Mark R. Leeper): What begins as a dark comedy becomes a grim psychological horror film with a battle of wits between the Hutchins couple who perform ancient Mesoamerican blood rituals including cannibalism and their captive, a man of whom they intend to make a meal. From his cage, a prison […]

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Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

In defining the concept of science fiction themes, the relatable consensus would probably range from the techno-titillation of CGI ecstasy, colorful creatures from exotic planets looking to threaten mankind or muscle-bound space cadets itching to conquer evil forces with advanced laser-powered weaponry. Whatever your definition of sci-fi cinema entails the ubiquitous genre is flexible enough […]

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Cloud Atlas trailer.

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cloud Atlas trailer.

Here’s the new trailer for the much loved film adaptation of the Cloud Atlas novel. As in the book, this has the focus on a love story that survives the ages through reincarnation, and leaps about through time – including two lengthy sci-fi segments. The first set in a cyberpunk dark future. The second set […]

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The Cold Light of Day (Frank’s Take).

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Cold Light of Day (Frank’s Take).

The toothless spy thriller The Cold Light of Day has a snappy movie title which sounds like it belongs attached to a James Bond supercharged production. It is too bad that the movie’s moniker is the only thing legitimately hip and happening about this flat and spineless suspense piece. This rudimentary race-around-the-clock spy drama is […]

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The Raindance Film Festival.

September 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Raindance Film Festival.

A Special Report from Our Man Lurking in the Film Biz. Yesterday saw the 2012 launch of the London-based Raindance Film Festival, one of the many smaller scale movie festivals around the world that allow new talents to emerge.  It’s Cannes without the bullshit or, indeed, the sunshine (hence the deliciously ironic name.) The launch […]

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Judge Dredd new clip.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd new clip.

From the look of this new clip from the Judge Dredd movie, it appears as if Karl Urban is making the role of Judge Dredd his own. I’m with Wil Wheaton Block, want to rumble?

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Red Dawn reborn.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Red Dawn reborn.

Red Dawn is back. Originally, this reboot was going to feature the Chinese invading the USA, but trade interests intervened, and now we have the far less plausible state of North Korea using cold-bringer weapons to re-set the USA back to the stone age while they take over the States. That kind of moves this […]

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